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Create an Edible Balcony Garden Right Now

Limited space should not prevent gardening enthusiasts from doing what they love to do. A balcony garden is a solution for a dense city. You can make the most out of tiny space. Even better, grow your very own edible garden right in the balcony. It will be your oasis and also something to add to your kitchen table. Here are some tips on how you can set it up.

  • Weight and Wind

Pay attention to the balcony strength to hold your garden. That is why light plastic pot with tiny herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary and parsley are just perfect. Put heavy containers near the wall where the support system is located.

It gets pretty windy up on the balcony, so net and reed screens are excellent to filter the wind. The higher your balcony, the weather gets drier. So, make sure to water your garden in the balcony more often.  

Balcony garden dining area
Before you start buying heavy concrete pots and large container gardening, you need to make sure your balcony can withstand the loads.
balcony garden equipment
Storage can be a problem on a small balcony, so make sure your garden tools are attractive so they can stay on display.
There are several options for protecting the plant from blowing in the wind. The first thing to try is to make a windbreak.
Any solid object that you can place between the vegetable garden and the direction of the wind will help.
Around your seating area, place the lower plants closer together, with the larger plants around the sides. It gives the feeling of being surrounded by nature.
For high-rise balconies, choose plants that can withstand cooler climatic zones, approaching high-rise conditions.
Cover plants will chatter along the edges of the container while tall flowers spread to the sky. Hardy perennials, such as gypsophila, false spirea, and creeping jenny, are easy to manage and are a great place to start.
  • Sunlight Exposure

Make sure your plant has enough sunlight, depending on the position of your balcony garden. A shady balcony garden is perfect for growing carrots, strawberries, and kale. For sunny balcony, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, chilies, are just some plants that you can grow. The key is to know where to put each plant by their response to natural light.

This balcony takes a simple yet chic approach in a mix of border fences, vines, wicker furniture and expansive rooftop views.
This lush garden oasis in design from Urban Green brings together a beautiful mix of perennials, greens and colorful annuals such as petunias and topiary bougainvillea.
In a simple yet visually striking arrangement, the bold color combination of rubeckia and celosia red creates the best type of eye candy.
For those who have a large outdoor garden or balcony terrace, the stylish open living room design is ideal for entertainment and relaxing.
Planter boxes made specifically for plants and vegetables and installed Merbau decking for a sense of serenity and privacy.
Coming up with unique color combinations is one way to make your balcony garden stand out as it is in this eye-catching mix of evergreen shrubs and perennials.
Small outdoor spaces like this balcony are transformed into inviting green zones. Make use of viburnum ‘Pragense’, Magnolia liliflora, and other plants for a striking effect.
The balcony garden is complete with a sheltered dining area, which is adorned with a beautiful border of euonymus yellow and golden greens.
  • Vertical plants

Since you likely don’t have much space in the balcony, try vertical gardening. You can hang some container, wooden stairs or place vertical trellises. Some vines such as beans or cucumbers can go up trellises and make shade when you need it.  Modular planter is a great solution to stacking them neatly and make more room for plants.

There is nothing better than having your own supply of herbs. You can create a vertical herbal garden with the help of hanging planters on the balcony of your home.
Ask your carpenter to install wooden shelves on the balcony. This will create extra space, where you can place your pots and containers.
You can create a vertical vegetable garden by planting green leafy vegetables in shoe bags.
If possible, arrange an old shelf or something like that so you can keep the pots there, this will also create lots of space in your tiny garden.
Buy a cool vertical garden like this one or if you have great DIY skills make your own. You can also arrange small but useful garden tools and watering cans inside.
You can make a frame like this by welding an iron bar or weaving it in another method so that you can hang the pot. You can also paint it in your favorite color.

Indulge yourself by picking vegetables and other edible plants right from the balcony. If there is only the balcony to support your gardening desire, these tips can be just what you need to make your very own edible balcony garden.